Hi Everyone, I need some advise please!
There is a natural gap in the fence between us and our neighbour’s garden, which is where the hoggies come in and out every night. I have the camera set up in front of it. A couple of weeks ago a huge plank of wood had somehow fallen behind the neighbours shed and lodged in the gap! We managed to use a saw, brute force and elastic suitcase belts to re-establish the hole, thank goodness! A few times we have seen cats and foxes sniffing the gap from our side, only for their faces to appear through the hole on the other side soon after!!! Every time this has happened we have seen Hogs afterwards, going in and out, which is a huge relief, but we’re really worried about the safety of the hogs! From the pics it looks as though, often, hogs are creating a nest just on the other side of the hole. Last night we saw a cat in the garden, I opened the back door and it ran off, towards the highway. Soon after I saw a hog running across the garden in the opposite direction, only to run back seconds later. Seconds later the cat ran across the garden (away from the hog), only for the hog to race across, toward the cat!!! There were lots of comings and goings through the hole after that, then at 3.49am a fox was sniffing the hole and was then looking out from the other side! About 20 mins later a hog went out, and was near the gap on the other side for a bit, and came back in 15 minutes later.
I’m so worried! Do you have any ideas to deter them from the gap? Plants? A curved plumbing pipe (which we use to stop the cats and foxes from going in to the feeding boxes)? Is there anything that we could put just on the other side of the fence that the F’s and C’s wouldn’t like, but wouldn’t affect the hogs? I hope someone can help!!
Thanks, stay safe